The River Restoration Blog

Find all the latest news about Cain Bio-Engineering and environmental engineering updates and events via our blog.

Cain Bio on twitter.

by Peter Easton on November 13, 2014

You may have noticed our blog hasn’t been so active of late; that’s because most of our updates are now here at @CainBio

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Cain Bioengineering have recently completed the installation of a new revetment for a private landowner on the banks of the Grand Union Canal.

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Partnership working on the Nar River Restoration

by Peter Easton on November 27, 2013

Cain Bio-Engineering in partnership with the Norfolk Rivers Trust, Norfolk Rivers Internal Drainage Board and Acorn Tree Services recently completed a large scale restoration of nearly 3km of the River Nar in Norfolk. The Chalkstream habitat of the River Nar had been damaged by historical management practices included dredging, over abstraction and installation of weirs.

Cain Bio-Engineering were originally appointed to undertake  an assessment of the fluvial geomorphology of the river leading to the  production of  a restoration design. Cain Bio-Engineering were then appointed to work with the other partners to supervise the installation of the works. This project has been an excellent demonstration of the positive habitat improvements  that can be achieved in a short space of time with partnership working.

The Nar Restoration works have been visited by Henry Bellingham MP and appeared in the Eastern Daily Press.

We’ve Moved!

by Matthew Irvine on May 21, 2013

The Old Dairy

We are pleased to announce our expansion to larger premises at The Old Dairy, Breamore.

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Cain Bio-Engineering win Environment Agency Framework

by Peter Easton on October 2, 2012

We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed as one of two contractors on the Environment Agency Soft Engineering and River Restoration Framework.

We look forward to being able to work with the Environment Agency to deliver Water Framework Directive objectives and build on the large number of successful projects we have undertaken for the Environment Agency.

ISO 14001 certification

by Peter Easton on September 25, 2012

We are pleased to announce that following assessment by an independent body our Environmental Management System for the provision of River restoration and bio-engineering solutions; Survey, Design, Build and Maintenance has been awarded ISO 14001 certification.

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Spectacular Time-Lapse Video of Historic Dam Removal

by Cain Bio-Engineering on November 28, 2011

For 98 years, the 125-foot high Condit Dam in southeastern Washington State held back the White Salmon River, creating a serene lake, but choking off the waterway to salmon. On the 11th of October 2011, in a historic effort, the dam was dramatically breached, and ecologists hope the increased flow of water will restore the waterway to fish and other aquatic organisms, as well as the birds and mammals that rely on them. Read Full Article

Restoration Open Day on the Avon

by Cain Bio-Engineering on July 5, 2010

In October 2009 Cain Bio-Engineering implemented the second phase of ‘design/build’ work on the upper Hampshire Avon at East Chisenbury.

650m of the Avon was restored for the ‘Wessex Chalk Streams Project’, a partnership between the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the Environment Agency and Wessex Water plc .

In June 2010 Cain Bio-Engineering along with the Wessex Chalk Stream Project partners hosted a Hog Roast Open Day to showcase the restoration and thank all parties involved. Read Full Article